Nursery Rhyme Fun

Nursery rhymes are a fun way for your child to hear how language works, which is the first step to becoming a reader and writer!


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!



Sit with your child facing you on your lap. Say the rhyme with lots of expression in your voice and on your face while you rock them. If they are older, let them pretend to fall off your lap when Humpty falls. Add some tickling after the rhyme by pretending you can put them back together with kisses.


The rhyme, pattern, and repetition in a nursery rhyme can help your child learn how language works. It helps your child recognize sounds and rhyming words, which can help them learn to read and spell as they get older.

To get over 120 of the best activities to do with your children to boost and build key literacy skills from birth to 5 years, download the Centre for Family Literacy’s FREE Flit app, (Families Learning and Interacting Together).

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